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Indonesian Beef and Veggie Bowls + $22 Dress

Feb 15, 2017

This is a little powerhouse bowl filled with so many tasty flavors.  I am starting to love “bowls” as much as my beloved salads.  You could easily sub brown rice for the white but there is something about white rice with the ground beef.   I don’t eat white rice often so I figure its ok every now and then.  If you don’t eat read meat you could use ground chicken instead. 

The flavors in the meat are complex- a touch sweet with some heat and spice and then creaminess from the coconut.  Crazy good I tell you.  The crisp veggies pair perfectly with the meat. Drizzle it all with some hot sauce and you have a kick ass dinner. 

Side note-  if you are serving this to kids I just left all the veggies off theirs and just served them the rice and meat.  

|| I N D O N E S I A N  B E E F  B O W L S ||

adapted via Better Homes and Gardens

– 1 pound lean ground beef

– 1 can unsweetened coconut milk

– 3 tablespoons red curry paste

– 1/8 tsp cinnamon

– 1/8 tsp nutmeg

– 1 teaspoon hot sauce (sriracha)

– 1 small cucumber sliced

– 1-2 red chiles sliced

– 1 shallot thinly sliced

– 1/2 head savoy cabbage shredded

– shredded carrots

– white or brown rice

Cook rice according to package.  

Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add red curry paste.  Cook about 1 minute.  Add in coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and hot sauce.  Add in ground beef and crumble it into smaller pieces.  Cook on high 5-7 minutes.  Reduce heat and simmer about 25-30 minutes.  If you want most of the liquid to cook down.  

Serve in bowls layered with rice, beef, shredded cabbage, cucumber, shallots, carrots and chile pepper.  Drizzle with sriracha if desired.  


I found the cutest embroidered dress at Old Navy this week.  Use code ENJOY to save 30% off, making the dress only $22.  It runs TTS, I am wearing an XS.  The small fit too but I liked the fit of the XS better.

Embroidered Dress  also comes in a tank top version

Also comes in a chambray version which I love.  My store didn’t have this one but I am tempted to order.

Chambray Dress



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  1. liz says:

    The beef and veggie bowl looks yummy. It reminds me of Bibimbap- I bet it would be really good with strips of fried egg added!

  2. Marychris says:

    Looks so good. I wish I could pin all your recipes from Pinterest!

  3. MommaCheetah says:

    what kind of curry paste do you use? We made it last night and it was crazy spicy (and we're not spice-averse!). It was really yummy though – we'll totally make it again, just less curry paste. Thx!